Reflecting On My Internship at Massachusetts Advocates For Children

Since my internship has officially ended, I will use this last blog post to reflect on my experience at the Massachusetts Advocates For Children in Boston. Through the privilege of serving at the organization this summer, I have gained new skills that will be invaluable to me moving forward. I am excited to share my…

The Start of My College Xoice Journey

Hello world! My name is Kimberly Chen, but you can call me Kim. Some fun facts about me are that I have been on a swim team for over 8 years and my favorite stroke is freestyle! I also enjoy painting with acrylics in my free time because I find it super relaxing. However, I…

Cleveland Closure: Final Takeaways from My Frederick Internship

At the end of July, my internship with the North Shore AFL-CIO in Cleveland officially came to a close. On one hand, I left more confident than ever about my next steps and determined to have a successful senior year at Pitt. On the other hand, I had become so comfortable in Cleveland and at…

Goodbye TSP – Hello Pitt

Hi everyone! This summer has gone by so quickly and I can’t believe my time with The Sentencing Project is over. I am so grateful for my time spent in Washington DC and I will never forget the projects I was fortunate to work on and the people I met along the way. I wouldn’t…

Sharpening Skills and Blunting Barriers at the Cleveland AFL-CIO

As I enter the final stretch of my internship with the North Shore AFL-CIO in Cleveland, I have the opportunity to reflect on the skills I have cultivated and how I have navigated day-to-day barriers of uncertainty and ambiguity. My time at the North Shore office has enabled me to sharpen two interpersonal, “soft” skills…

Excited for What’s Next: What I’ve Learned So Far

Wow, I can’t believe I have been with The Sentencing Project for almost two months. My time here so far has been extraordinary, and I have learned so much in the short amount of time I have been here. While there have been some challenges and need for adjustment, I have thrived in this new…

One Month with The Sentencing Project

Today marks one month of working for The Sentencing Project and it has been an incredible experience so far. I have learned so much in my short time here and living in Washington D.C. has been nothing short of amazing. I am proud to be able to work on the projects that I am included…

The Atypically Typical World of Organized Labor

Hi, Pitt Honors community! I am checking in after one month at the North Shore AFL-CIO in Cleveland, Ohio, to share what I have learned and what the experience has meant to me thus far. The work environment of organized labor has quickly shown itself to be like that of an average workplace in some…

Beginning my Public Service Internship: Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Hello! Welcome to my first blog as I pursue my summer internship as a David C. Frederick Public Service Internship Award recipient. My name is Hosea Wah, an oncoming senior majoring in Computational Social Science with a minor in History and Africana Studies. This summer, I will be interning in Boston, Massachusetts, at the nonprofit:…

Frederick 2022: Starting the Summer with the Red Cross

Hello, My name is Hannah Goldstein! I am a rising senior in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Political Science and Urban Studies with a certificate in National Preparedness/Homeland Security. This summer I have received the David C. Frederick Public Service Internship Award and will be using the award to stay in…